Balanced Literacy K-5

Balanced Literacy

Balanced literacy is balancing explicit language instruction with independent learning and language exploration. It aims to strike a balance between both whole language and phonics when learning to read. The strongest elements of each are incorporated into a literacy program that aims to guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading. A typical balanced literacy framework consists of five components including read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, independent reading, and word study. Source: http://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/tlb/what-is-the-balanced-literacy-approach/